Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)


CICAR, the Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research was established in November 2003 as a research partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Columbia University In The City of New York. The CICAR research themes are: modeling, understanding, prediction, and assessment of climate variability and change; development, collection, analysis, and archiving of instrumental and Paleoclimate data; and development of the application of climate variability and change prediction and assessment to provide information for decision makers and assess risk to water resources, agriculture, health, and policy.

CICAR’s mandate brings together scientists from NOAA Laboratories, in particular the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey, and scientists of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, primarily the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, to advance climate research, education, and outreach.

Learn more about the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Joint Research Programs.

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